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Saigoneer Podcast: Wildlife Consumption in the Covid-19 Era; a Street Food Update

The latest Saigoneer Podcast episode is out now!

This week, we begin (1:00) with a discussion about wildlife consumption in Vietnam. A recently published study found cornavirus strains in a majority of field rat and bat guano samples taken in Vietnam from 2013 to 2014. What could these findings — and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — mean for the eating of bushmeat here?

Then (20:13), on a lighter note, we share some of our favorite recent street food, cafe and restaurant finds in Saigon.

As always, we close with Bánh Mì Banter (30:53).

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Let us know what you think of the show, and have a great week!

Links discussed in this episode:

New Study Shows Coronavirus Strains in Vietnam's Field Rats, Guano Farms (Saigoneer)

Vietnam wildlife trade ban appears to flounder amid coronavirus success (Mongabay)

Bad Bunny in Captivity (Rolling Stone)

The Biggest Social Media Operation You've Never Heard of Is Run Out of Cyprus by Russians (Lawfare)